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Woman arrested in connection to fatal San Antonio crash in January

SAN ANTONIO, TX –  A woman was taken into custody in connection to a suspected DWI collision that took the life of two parents and injured four children earlier this year.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the incident took place on January 3rd at about 6 p.m. within the 12000 block of Bandera Road near Diamond K Trail.

Police say 20-year-old Elena Mae Carranza was traveling north on the freeway when she struck a Kia Sedona as it was crossing the roadway. Both adults in the Kia, 54-year-old Craig Smith and 39-year-old Susan Smith, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

The four children in the vehicle sustained serious injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Carranza was also hospitalized and intubated as a result of her injuries.

Upon further investigation, Carranza’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit at the time of the crash. She has since been arrested and is facing charges including intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.

Have you been involved or lost a loved one following a collision at the hands of an intoxicated driver in the San Antonio area? If so, you have the right to seek compensation under Texas law. The San Antonio drunk driving accident attorneys with Herrman and Herrman can get you the money you deserve after a senseless crash. Contact us today to speak with a seasoned attorney about the details of your claim.